Farah Khan Kunder directorial ‘Om Shanti Om’, which was released in 2007, has completed 13 years today. With this, actor Deepika Padukone is also celebrating 13 years of her debut in Bollywood as the diva marked her entry in films on November 9, 2007 with ‘Om Shanti Om’.
Padukone had a double role opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Om Shanti Om’ – Shantipriya and Sandhya aka Sandy after her reincarnation.
To celebrate the same, Padukone changed her Twitter display picture to her character ‘Shantipriya’ in ‘Om Shanti Om’. She also switched her DP with Shah Rukh from the song ‘Dhoom Taana’.
Helmed by Farah Khan, the revenge-cum-reincarnation flick was a hit at the box-office. Apart from SRK, and Padukone, the movie also stars Arjun Rampal, Shreyas Talpade and Kirron Kher in pivotal roles.
After her successful debut with Om Shanti Om, Deepika was seen in Bachna Ae Haseeno in 2008, kung fu comedy Chandni Chowk To China, Love Aaj Kal, psychological thriller Karthik Calling Karthik, Aarakshan and Desi Boyz. However, the actor in several interviews had said the film Cocktail has marked a significant turning point in her career.
Also, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat have given Deepika an opportunity to explore powerful characters.
Padukone will next be seen in 83, a sports film about India’s victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup, starring Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, in which she will also take on the role of Dev’s wife, Romi. Padukone will also produce and star in a remake of the American comedy film The Intern, and will team with Prabhas in an as-yet untitled science fiction film.